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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

As someone who grew up in Perham and currently resides in Warroad, I always chuckle when I hear someone talk about being "up north" in Minnesota and referring to like Cambridge or St. Cloud. For me, the term "outstate" is someone further than St. Cloud from the Twin Cities.

 

Anyway, Adam Thielen has seemingly made this 2014 Minnesota Vikings roster with a strong showing in training camp. Detroit Lakes is certainly outstate, so my question is... in the history of the NFL, how many players actually come from outstate Minnesota?

 

Bronco Nagurski (International Falls) would be one. Who else can we add from the outstate?


#2 USNMCPO

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:38 PM

Steve Nelson NE Patriots, Anoka (back when Anoka was way out of the metro)


#3 Joe Oberle

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:46 PM

Marcus Sherels--Rochester. There's outstate down south, too.


#4 Wilschewski

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:13 PM

Keith Fahnhorst and Jim Fahnhorst St. Cloud

#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

Eric Decker - Rocori

Jim Christopherson - Henning

John Carloson - Litchfield

 

Keep 'em coming.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

I know this probably dates me somewhat, but I'll add:

 

Jim Langer - Royalton

 

Also, as a minor correction to Seth's comment, Eric Decker is from Cold Spring (where Rocori High School is located).


#7 TheLeviathan

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:32 AM

Dave Casper - Bemidji

Craig Dahl - Mankato

Karl Klug - Caledonia

Cory Sauter - Hutchinson

Marcus Sherels - Rochester

 

People from the cities think Shakopee is "outstate" and apparently Anoka is "way" out there too.  Yeesh.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:55 AM

Darrell Thompson - Rochester
Todd Bouman- Ruthton

#9 Mr. Ed

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:22 AM

http://www.pro-footb...ry=USA&state=MN


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:36 AM

Ernie Nevers - Willow River
Jim Gallery - Morton

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:14 PM

Ron Stark, punter from Pine River
AL Wolden, strike replacement player for Chicago from Gonvik
Dr. John Redebaugh, TE Browns from Nisswa